Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sam's and SA Blues Society Presents: Blues & Roots Revue with Jimmy Spacek, Rusty Martin and Dr. G., Wednesday

Doors 7pm, All Ages Show

SWEET TEXAS SOUL, 1997 - downloads, purchase

BALLYHOO! #SUPERHAPPYFUNMONEY TOUR with Audic Empire (Austin), Fayuca (Phoenix), Bumpin Uglies (Annapolis) at Jack's Bar & Live Music Venue


8:00PM - Audic Empire

8:50PM - Fayuca
9:40PM - Bumpin Uglies
10:30PM - Ballyhoo

Doors 7pm
Advance Tickets: $10, Day of Show: $15, Ages 13 and Up

"The Mid-Week Get Down" at Faust Tavern with Resident Djs Joaquin, Martinez and Escatel, Wednesday

21+, Free Show
517 E. Woodlawn

Paz Joaquin, Rudy Martinez, Joel Escatel

Summer Dance Hall Series at the Historic Pearl Stable, Wednesdays

"Free series continues this Wednesday, July 23, with the bluegrass band Tennessee Valley Authority, with doors open at 5:30pm. Due to popularity, the time has been extended to end at 9:30pm"


Free Dance Hall Music Series Held Weekly at the Historic Pearl Stable

SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 27, 2014) – Pearl is excited to announce their new Summer Dance Hall Series in partnership with San Antonio Jazz legend Doc Watkins and sponsored by Corona and Cadillac. The free series will be held every Wednesday night starting July 9 through August 27, with doors open at 5:30pm and music starting at 6:00 pm

The Summer Dance Hall Series will present a line-up representative of the rich history of South Texas dance hall music. San Antonio Jazz legend Doc Watkins curating a line-up that will feature local and regional treasures from a variety of genres including South Texas Swing, Conjunto, Polka, Dixieland, Bolero and Classic Hill Country singer songwriter.

“Working with Doc Watkins has been really interesting in that he has such a deep knowledge of the history of the music landscape of South Texas. We feel like this series celebrates our music traditions in a meaningful way and will be a wonderful experience for families to come and listen and dance together. ”

2014 Summer Dance Hall Series Lineup:

July 16- Monica Rodriguez and Soundrave

July 23- Tennessee Valley Authority

July 30- Tyler Jackson and the River City Stompers

Aug. 6-Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express

Aug. 13- The Prados Featuring George Prado

Aug. 20- Mark Halata and Texavia

Aug. 27- The Melissa Ludgwig Band

The Dance Hall Series is free to the public so come early, as space is limited. Pearl will offer a cash bar featuring Corona and Modelo, wine, sodas, and water. 


Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces and paseos, a riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of the Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with LEED-certified complexes mixed with historic architecture. 

The 22-acre Pearl site is home to the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio and the year-round Pearl Farmers Market. Pearl restaurants include Il Sogno Osteria and the Sandbar Fish House and Market, both by CIA graduate and James Beard Award-nominated chef Andrew Weissman; La Gloria Ice House by CIA graduate chef Johnny Hernandez; NAO New World Flavors, from The Culinary Institute of America San Antonio featuring Executive Chef Geronimo Lopez; Blue Box Bar featuring craft cocktails from Olaf Harmel; The Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden; The Granary ‘Cue and Brew from Chef Tim Rattray; Arcade Midtown Kitchen from Chef Jesse Perez; Cured from Chef Steve McHugh; Local Coffee; Green Vegetarian Cuisine and One Lucky Duck Juice & Takeaway.

Pearl is also known for its shops, including the Melissa Guerra Latin American Kitchen store, the Twig Book Shop, The Tiny Finch, Adelante Boutique, Ten Thousand Villages, LeeLee Shoes, Dos Carolinas, Leighelena, The Synergy Studio and Bike World. Notable office tenants at Pearl include the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber, the Nature Conservancy, San Antonio Area Foundation, RBC Securities, the CE Group, WestEast Design Group, KGB Texas, and The San Antonio Business Journal. The Can Plant offers urban contemporary apartments with a place in history. Event spaces include the historic Pearl Stable, and the more contemporary Pearl Studio. For more information, visit Pearl (Website).

The Maya Guirao Project at Luna on San Pedro, Wednesday

BLUES FANS, rejoice! One hell of a weekend ahead. Plus Wednesday night World Music and some top notch world class Jazz. LUNA be sounding goooood!!

Wednesday, Aug 13
The Maya Guirao Project
 9:30/ NO COVER 

Join Maya, Jai & Daniel for a dose of eclectic World inspiration. Whether the lyrics be in Spanish, Portuguese, French or English, Rhythm is the universal language here. Cha-Cha, Rumba, Bossa, Reggae & more.  

Music Videodrome at The Brass Monkey with VJs Zombi and Overlord

VJ Christina Zombi
VJ Overlord (Tyrell Schwab)

"Get Lifted" Wednesdays at Greenhouse (BASS MASTAZ)

18+, $5



Bass Mastaz ( Lab 7311, B/\SSHE/\DZ OF TEX/\S)
Digital Sloth " Digi b2b Sloth Monad" (L/\B7311,B/\SSHE/\DZ OF TEX/\S)
HiveMind b2b Oldgold (L/\B7311, PHASEseven , Elemental Deep, Gradient Audio)
J-Frenzy (L/\B7311, B/\SSHE/\DZ OF TEX/\S)

TEAL FEEL ( These Droids Collective)
Chronicle DisordЯ
DJ KataBolic (L/\B7311, B/\SSHE/\DZ OF TEX/\S)
JDS Lasers

Ruben V. at Olmos PHARMACY, Wednesday

Ruben V (Online)

All Ages, Free Show

Maxwell Summer Soulstice Tour at The Majestic Theatre, Wednesday

 "In concert, the singer and songwriter is lauded for his impeccable vocals, his connection to his audience and the sheer physicality of his performance. Last summer, at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, AOL's "Black Voices" wrote "[T]his night belonged to Maxwell…a perfect show. From the set's beginning until its end, the audience sang along to every note, every lyric, and every riff as the balladeer performed some of his biggest hits and crowd favorites." 

On his last tour, the NY Post observed that he 
"became the quintessential soul brother… half singing, half preaching as if he were possessed by the spirit of Sam Cooke."
MAXWELL began redefining classic soul music for a new generation with the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album, ‘Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite,’ in April 1996. Fueled in part by the RIAA gold single, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)," the Grammy-nominated ‘Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite’ achieved double platinum status. MAXWELL followed up with his ‘MTV Unplugged’EP, released in July 1997. His second full-length album, ‘Embrya,’ was released in June 1998.MAXWELL’s 2009 album, the “unapologetically deep” (LA Times) ‘BLACKsummers’night’ ignited the charts and debuted at No. 1, winning him two Grammys and another platinum award. To date,MAXWELL has achieved 12 gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA for his albums and singles."
Opening Act: Kevin Ross

Austin Forrest at Quarry Hofbrau at the Rim, Wednesday

7pm, All Ages, Free Show

The Georges at Gruene Hall, Wednesday

The Georges
Facebook Page

7pm, All Ages, Free Show

Upon A Burning Body CD Release Show at The White Rabbit, Wednesday

"Today marks a big day for the metalcore/deathcore band and its homegrown fans. The group's third album, The World Is My Enemy Now, is out (stream here), and that only begins the celebration.

Singer Danny Leal, guitarists Ruben Alvarez and Sal Dominguez, bassist Rey Martinez and drummer Tito Felix will be doing an in-store signing at 4 p.m. today at Flipside Records (840 SW Military Dr.). From there, it's off to the White Rabbit (2410 N. St. Mary's) for a CD release concert party. Doors open at 6 p.m. for ages 10 and up. The show is billed as "first come first served," with tickets going for $12 at the door only. The price includes a copy of the new CD." Jay Nanda, SA Music Examiner

All Ages, Main Room, $12
Doors at 6 pm

700-730 Fortunes
745-815 Memories In Broken Glass 
845-915 Buried 
Under Texas

10pm- Upon A Burning Body

Shaun Michael at Sherlock's Baker St. Pub & Grill, Wednesday

10pm, 21+, Free Show

Shaun Michael on Facebook

Adam Johnson at Barriba Cantina, Wednesday

Adam Johnson and The Pay Me's (Reverbnation)
Facebook Page

7pm, 21+, Free Show

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lee Winright at The Park Sports Bar

Bandera native finds home on the open road— on stage and behind the scenes

I Am Dutchess at Boozehounds

Facebook Page

21+, Free Show

Hawthorne Heights "The Silence in Black and White" 10 Year Anniversary World Tour at Jack's Bar & Live Music Venue


Hawthorne Heights (Dayton, Ohio)

 All Ages 13 and up, $10-$15 - PURCHASE
7pm, General Admission

X Brand at Caliente Harley-Davidson (2-6pm)

X Brand on Facebook

All Ages, Free Show

Fantasy Rave at The Korova


Lipstick Junkys at Steely Nevadas

"Fire Saturdays" at The Reggae Bar

Every Reason and Rusted Cage Soundgarden Tribute at Papa Woody's Roadhouse

Saakred, Jermiah Barebones, Pussywillows and DJ Neto at Hi-Tones

Creatura, Slick Dickens and For Solace at The White Rabbit

ANTS (members of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy), PBLC, Mount Sherpa, Future Death and Buho at Limelight

Rain On The Aftermath at The Trap

Residue and Drown The Fear at Zombies

The New Eighties at The Falls

Charlie Bravo at The Afterburner

Will Owen Gage at Barriba Cantina

Will Owen Gage (Online)

21+, Free Show

"For about 15 years people have been asking Will when he's going to record and album.
To this point, he's been too busy working. "This CD is the first leap for me," Gage said.
"It's hard to present yourself when you don't have a record. Now I have a record." And a fine record it is.""
- Jim Beal, San Antonio Express News

E:MERGE ::"Mind The Funk" Showcase featuring ISA, Alejandro Dozal and Giordano at Southtown 101


Soundcloudefusion radio

"50/50" Fundraiser at Riff House Concerts featuring Laura Marie, Lucas Jack and Bekah Kelso


50/50 FUNdraiser for MUSIC Project & The Alzheimer's Association   
August 9th 

Riff House is honored to host this fundraising event! On this special night we open our doors to raise money for two great non-profit organizations -MUSIC Project and the Alzheimer’s Association: San Antonio & South Texas chapter. 
This event is sponsored by Caring Companions

Join us for a night of musical performances, food, beverages and a silent auction - which includes: 

  • 2 tickets to an Austin City Limits taping!! (donated by KLRU) 
  • 2 tickets to Queensryche (donated by The Aztec Theater
  • Brand new Fender acoustic guitar (donated by Alamo Music Center)
  • Handmade baskets, jewlery, soap, and 
  • MORE

Donation is $20
ALL proceeds will be split 50/50 with MUSIC Project & The Alzheimer's Association.

Top Heavy, The Humble and War on Sunday at Tonic Bar


The Typicals, Muscle Car and Raising Saints at The Mix

Electric Jam featuring Little Science, The Last Nighters, Sphynx and Electric Attitude at 502 Bar

Momo Experience, Fitzgerald's Music Venue & Electrax Present; The Cure/Smiths/Morrissey Music Festival

2 Stages, 30 Arts & Crafts vendors, Body Art Painters, Graffiti Artists,Mike Arguello, Food Vendors, DJs ++++
Photo booth

Doors open at 6pm
18 & up show
$15-Minors 18-20

Marr-Moz Experience, Boy's Don't Cry, Vela Virgo
Also Appearing:
Dirty Genez
Salty Peach

Don Chani at Luna on San Pedro

The White Tapes at Retox Bar

SOAD Tribute, Metallica Tribute, Valyrian and Worst Case Scenario at Bond's Rock Bar

Nerdy By Nature at Stonewerks

Nerdy By Nature on Facebook

21+, Free Show

Friday, August 8, 2014

Moonamp Music Fest in San Antonio at Sunken Garden Theater, Tickets ON SALE NOW



San Antonio's Sunken Garden Theater, September 27th

TIX ON SALE JULY 8th at 10am

(San Antonio, TX) – The inaugural MOONAMP MUSIC FESTIVAL is set to make its debut in San Antonio on Saturday, September 27,2014.  The one-day festival will take place at the historic open-air Sunken Garden Theater assembling music lovers under the moon to enjoy the amplified sounds of rock. Tickets for the event will go on sale on July 8th, 2014, at Moonamp Music Festival with a variety of ticketing options starting at $40 ranging from General Admission to Premium. 

The Moonamp Festival brings together a stellar lineup of revered rock and guitar aficionados spanning generations. Artists confirmed for the 2014 festival roster include:

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham, whose distinctive roots rock sound has garnered Americana Music Association nods as well Grammy and Oscar wins for his work on the "Crazy Heart" soundtrack; Texas' own alt-country pioneers and longtime Americana favorites, Old 97's; Celebrated blues-rock guitarist and former Black Crowes luminary, Marc Ford; in addition to his son Elijah Ford, a young industry veteran known for his unique pop rock sound. San Diego rock and folk band The Silent Comedy will also take the stage.

“We have put together a face melting lineup up of rock-n-roll for San Antonio's music enthusiasts to gather under one moon and one stage,” said Moonamp Music Festival Producer Jeremiah Cook.  “Our goal was to produce a show that would send an amplified jolt through the audience’s ears and souls. These artists share a unique history through a series of prior music collaborations and will come together again to give San Antonio a great show and send fans home wanting more!”

There are three ticketing options for the event that include General Admission, VIP, and Premium. GA tickets are priced at $40 in advance and $50 on the day of show. VIP, available for $100 in advance and $130 on the day of show include: exclusive access to private tented areas, dedicated seating, bars and restrooms, two drink tickets, and catered barbecue. The Premium tickets priced at $200 require an advance purchase and include all of the VIP amenities of with the addition a side stage viewing area, free parking, a total of five drink tickets and  a limited edition signed silk screening print featuring Ryan Bingham’s handwritten signature.

For more information on the Moonamp Music Festival visit Moonamp Music Fest, and for up-to-the-minute news follow us on Facebook."



"The Sixth Annual UTOPiAfest will take place on Sept. 12-14 in Utopia, Texas


Thursday, Sept. 11
Calliope Musicals
The Golden Dawn Arkestra
Keller Williams 

Friday, Sept. 12
GZA with Brownout
Father John Misty
Grateful Grass (Jeff Austin, Keller Williams, Sam Grisman)
Aaron Behrens (of Ghostland Observatory) and the Midnight Stroll
Wheeler Brothers
Sour Bridges
KP and the Boom Boom
Sucka Please
Ranch Ghost

Saturday, Sept. 13
Cold War Kids
Kishi Bashi
Wild Child
Billy Joe Shaver
Dan Deacon
Holiday Mountain
Benji Hughes
Star & Micey
Cilantro Boombox
Ruby Jane
Eric Tessmer

We would also like to welcome the following acts to this year’s roster:

As always, the festival is BYOB, family friendly, and features no musical overlap and a capped audience of 2,000, making for a truly intimate festival experience."